Saharanpur is a city in north-western part of the Uttar Pradesh. The city lies on the northern end of the upper Ganga-Yamuna strip, about 56 km west north of Haridwar, Uttarakhand.
The city was founded by Sah Ranbirsigh, a Jain nobleman and is named after Shah Haran Chishti, a Muslim Sufi Saint. Located at the junction, it is a transportation hub of several roads and railway lines. Railway workshops, cotton and sugar processing, papermaking, and other manufactures are city’s industries. Attractions of the city include the Saharanpur Botanical Garden, one of the oldest gardens in India. Saharanpur actively engages in trade in agricultural produce; grains, cotton, and sugarcane are the principal crops of the surrounding region. Educational institutions in the city include the Central Pulp & Paper Research Institute, an aviation training centre, and several colleges. Rajaji National Park in Uttarakhand is about 40 km east of Saharanpur.